15 Jan '11, 8am

Education should inculcate values like love for family, community & country: SM Goh

SINGAPORE : Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong said education should inculcate values like love for the family, community and country. He was speaking at his constituency's 16th Edusave Scholarship and Merit Bursary Awards Presentation Ceremony, held at Tao Nan School in Marine Parade on Saturday afternoon. Congratulating the students, Mr Goh said they should not become too self-absorbed in their quest for personal achievement and fortune, forgetting about the people around them. "Parents work hard and long hours. Children spend long hours in school, and attend tuition classes and CCAs. Young people nowadays also spend more time online playing computer games and on social networking sites than actually physically interacting and talking to their brothers, sisters and parents. It is important for students and parents alike, to constantly make time for each other, to have meaning...

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